National Festival of Polish Song – an yearly music festival in Opole in Poland.




Poland is a country located in Central Europe. It has a long Baltic Sea coastline. It is bordered by:
• Belarus
• Czech Republic
• Germany
• Lithuania
• Russia
• Slovakia
• Ukraine

National Festival of Polish Song in O pole is a yearly music festival in Opole in Poland.

Overview of National Festival of Polish Song

• Together with Sopot Festival it is the most important music festival in Poland.
• O pole Festival is a festival which summarizes yearly season achievements of Polish song writers and performers.
• It is also the most important cultural event in O pole.
• It has been there for over 50 years.
• During this festival, both the hits of the past season and new debut songs are performed.
• There is also a tournament of scene debuts.
• It was established in 1963.

Its traditional patrons include:
• Polskie Radio
• Telewizja Polska
• Society of Friends of Opole
• The only year the Festival did not happen was 1982.
• This was also due to martial law in Poland.
• Since 1980’s, this festival includes a rock section.
• From 2001, this festival includes a hip-hop section.

Polish Events

• Easter Monday
• May Day (May 1)
• Swieto Trzeciego Maja “Constitution Day” (May 3)
• Victory Day (May 9)
• Corpus Christi (June 22)
• Assumption (August 15)
• All Saints’ Day (November 1)
• Independence Day (November 11)
• Saint Andrew’s Eve (November 29)
• Christmas (December 25-26)
• Constitution Day: May 3
• St. Stanislaw Procession: takes place in Krakow on the first Sunday after May 8.
• Krakow Film Festival: occurs the end of May and on into the first week of June.
• Mozart Festival
• Jewish Culture Festival: encompasses synagogue singing, klezmer music and Hasidic, classical, and Jewish folk music.
• Wianki

Sports in Poland

• Mountain hikes
• Water sports
• Skiing
• Horse riding
• Cycling
• First bungee jump
• Paintball encounter
• Rock climbing

Best time to visit / climate

• The climate is mostly temperate throughout the country.
• The climate is oceanic in the north and west.
• It becomes gradually warmer and continental towards the south and east.
• Summers are generally warm.
• It is with average temperatures between 18 °C (64 °F) and 30 °C (86.0 °F).
• Winters are rather cold.
• There are with average temperatures around 3 °C (37.4 °F) in the northwest and 6 °C (21 °F) in the northeast.
• Precipitation falls throughout the year.
• The warmest region in Poland is Lower Silesian that is located in south-western Poland.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get to Poland?

1. By plane
• Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland.
• Poland’s national carriers are LOT Polish Airlines.
• There are also a number of low cost airlines that fly to Poland. These include:
– WizzAir
– EasyJet
– Germanwings
– Norwegian
– Ryanair
There are also direct flights from United States and Canada. LOT operates direct flights from:
– Toronto
– New York
– Chicago
– Non-direct flights from other cities
International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw (WAW). Other major airports in Poland are:
– Krakow
– Katowice
– Gdask
– Pozna
– Wrocaw
– Szczecin
– Rzeszow
– Bydgoszcz
A new terminal has been opened at the Warsaw Chopin airport which will significantly increase the airport’s capacity.

2. By Train
Direct connections with:
• Berlin
• Amsterdam, via Koeln, Hannover
• Kiev via Lviv
• Vienna
• Prague
• Moscow

3. By Car
You can enter Poland by one of many roads linking Poland with the neighboring countries.

4. By Bus
There are many international bus lines that connect major Polish cities.
• Voyager
• Eurolines
• Ecolines
• PolskiBus.com
• Simple Express

5. By Boat
• From Sweden
– Ystad by Unity Line
– Karlskrona by Stena Line
– Nynashamn
– Visby
– Ystad by Polferries

• From Denmark
– Copenhagen
– Bornholm

• From Finland
– Helsinki by Finnlines

• From Germany
– Rostock by Finnlines

6. By Yacht
There are more and more ports along Polish coast. Bigger marinas are located in:
– Szczecin
– Eba
– Hel
– Gdynia
– Gdask

7. By plane
– Polish national carrier LOT has daily connections.
– These are between the biggest cities with a hub in Warsaw.

8. By train
– In Poland, the national railway carriers are PKP InterCity and Przewozy Regionalne.
– There are few local carriers that belong to voivod ships or major cities.
– Train tickets are quite economical.
There are new InterCity routes such as:
• Warsaw – Katowice
• Warsaw – Krakow
• Warsaw – Pozna
• Pozna – Szczecin
Train types
• E-IC (ExpressInterCity) / EC (EuroCity) / Ex (Express)
• TLK (Twoje Linie Kolejowe)
• RE (RegioEkspress)
• IR (InterRegio)
• REGIO / Osobowy
• Podmiejski
• Narrow gauge

Some Travel Books on Poland

Poland Lonely Planet Poland Poland: A Unique Country & Its People

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.in
Hotels at staypoland.com
Hotels at travelpoland.com

Blogs / Sites about Poland

Blogs at wikipedia.org
Blogs at portalwiedzy.onet.pl
Blogs at polandforall.com
Blogs and reviews at touristlink.com

Images and photos of Poland

Images at google.com
Images at wikipedia.org
Images at portalwiedzy.onet.pl
Images at polandforall.com




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